I want to draw a box around a group of vertices and then have them be selected. The "Direct Selection" tool can do this, but only if you start your click outside of a object. If you start your click inside of an object, it acts like the "Selection" tool and drags the clicked object.
I've tried searching for a hotkey I can hold to tell Illustrator I want the direct selection tool to retain it's normal functionality of drawing a box when clicking and dragging, but I could not find a way to do that.
How does one box select a group of vertices in Illustrator?